Hey, I took a few weeks of and it felt so good. If you follow me on social media you can see what I’ve been up to this summer such as summer vacation and my business, but other than that, God is good.
So, I titled this blog, You gotta get up, because I have to be honest. Sometimes I need to be my own cheerleader and this is exactly what I tell myself. Ladies, have you ever felt like everything in life is just weighing on you and if the wind blows just right, it could blow you over. Lets talk…
As we close out 2016, there is one thing that I would like you to know…
So, here we are at the end of another year. Looking back I would say that 2016 has been a year full of blessings, opportunities, accomplished dreams, but there is plenty ahead in sight I would love to begin.
There are days I feel like I need a do-over, even though that’s not possible. Rushing out of the house, dropping the kids off at school, running errands throughout the day, back through the pick up lines, homework, dinner, baths, and bed. Geesh…I am tired just thinking about it all. I want to share with you five things that may be stopping you from moving forward.
Have you ever really struggled to trust and believe that God is who he says he is? I know I’ve been in that place several times and in the midst, found myself wondering how I got there.
” The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
I love to read. Funny, because when I was a child I despised it. If it wasn’t something that I needed to read for school, then forget it. And even then it was a chore to get me to read my required reading. I would rather sit and put toothpicks in my eyes. Okay, maybe not that bad, but it was at the bottom of my list of things I disliked. Wow, how things have changed.
One afternoon, the kids and I were out shopping at a local store for a few items. We checked out, were walking to the car, and just as I unlocked the doors, it started pouring out of no where. Like literally, soaking -wet- sloshy- shoes kind of rain. It was cloudy, but no real indication that it was going to rain cats and dogs.
Motivation can be hard especially during the summer months when you want to take the week off and and head to the beach. But, where I really struggle with staying motivated is during the school year when the kids are in school and all of their activities keep me hoping from one thing to another. Do they have their uniforms for practice? Who needs help with homework? Is there a PTO meeting tonight? (I’ll be honest, I rarely make these.) And my daily prayer… Lord, please keep everyone healthy. Then there are the occasional late night trips to the store for those I-need-this-by-tomorrow items. Motivation can die quickly.
Life can be rough and tough and is not always fair. On certain days I feel as if I give and give and never get what seems like an equal return. “Wheres my blessing for being so committed?” Have you ever felt that way? Im sure its just a moment in time certain days, however, it feels like eternity.
Loyalty. According to the dictionary it is,”the state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations.” (Dictionary.com). In life there are many things that I consider myself loyal to. I am loyal to my church, a few close friends, family, husband, children, and also you could include my favorite clothing and running shoe brand. Last, theres my favorite supplement and nutrition company that has helped me make adjustments to my health, and I will probably be a Lifer to them as well. Has there ever been a time in your life where you struggled with being loyal? Heres my dilemma…